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Did you know that Microsoft Office 365 is the fasted growing solution in the technology field right now?

You can no longer deny now is exactly the time to invest forward in the Office 365 community. As a popular emerging solution, Office 365 has a steep learning curve. It is more complex than you think. The THE 2015 Fall Conference is dedicated to your technical and business success and focuses on best practices provided by experts. Leave with immediate and impactful Office 365 knowledge you can use now.

As a bonus, the Office 365 conversation is supplemented by Windows 10 and Azure focus areas.

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Be sure to take advantage of our early bird special pricing, payment plan and remember our money-back guarantee. To register please visit fall2015.smbnation.com. The dates are October 2-4, 2015. The location is Microsoft Redmond.

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IBM and ARM collaborate to accelerate IoT delivery
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IBM announced today the expansion of its Internet of Things platform, IBM IoT Foundation, through its integration with ARM.  The collaboration is designed to connect ARM meed-enabled devices with analytics services, allowing for better gathering and analysis of device data. "Deploying IoT technology has to be easy, secure and scalable for it to feel like a natural extension of a company's business," said Krisztian Flautner, General Manager, IoT Business, ARM. "By collaborating with IBM, we will deliver the first unified chip-to-cloud, enterprise-class IoT platform. This will empower com...
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RapidFire Tools announces upcoming locations for award-winning trainings
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RapidFire Tools, Inc. announced shared yesterday it will continue to present trainings for MSPs throughout September, in an effort to help MSPs and IT solution providers profit from network assessment.   The company will offer “Top Ways to Use IT Assessments to Win New Business and Grow Your Customer Relationships” at the MAX 2015 event Sept. 10 and the upcoming ASCII Group SMB Success Summit Sept. 16. “We continue to focus on educating the MSP community about the revenue potential associated with network assessment throughout the client life-cycle, from prospecting and new client o...
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Webroot releases IoT toolkit, equips users with protection and threat intelligence
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Webroot announced yesterday the release of the Webroot IoT Security Toolkit, which enables Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things solution designers and system integrators to integrate threat intelligence services and cybersecurity device agents. The IoT Security Toolkit is designed to protect next-gen systems against advanced threats of ever-evolving malware, zero-day exploits and internal vulnerabilities. "As the world begins to unlock the potential of IoT devices and platforms, cybercriminals are deploying more advanced attacks to hijack critical applications inside edge dev...
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StorageCraft offers recovery without a ransom in new pricing structure
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Paying for the protection of DRaaS seems futile when the service provider holds data and systems at a ransom after a disaster. StorageCraft announced yesterday at VMworld a new pricing model for the StorageCraft Cloud Services disaster recovery solution designed to make StorageCraft products more accessible and eliminate the threat of hidden fees. “Data is the life-blood of a business. A business owner with data in a cloud should not be forced to pay a ransom to gain access to his or her data after a disaster. The new, simple pricing model makes StorageCraft Cloud Services as affordable as ...
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Sage announces new version of SMB accounting software
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SMB solution provider Sage announced today Sage 50 Accounting—U.S. Edition has been updated to include 10 most-requested enhancements for its SMB customers. “The latest version of Sage 50 includes a number of enhancements requested by our customers and designed to make day-to-day tasks such as accounting, payroll and payments even easier for small business owners,” said Connie Certusi, Sage EVP and general manager. “The new iPhone and iPad apps give customers the flexibility to check inventory and create quotes on the go, while the new chat feature allows customers to get help as soon as the...
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Quick Heal Technologies uncovers malware, releases report
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A new type of malware discovered last month is an undetectable threat to email inboxes, and it’s able to work its way around a sandbox gateway appliance. Quick Heal Technologies announced today its research labs found APT-QH-4AG15 last month, malware designed to infect highly-protected networks. “Our global reach allows us to identify advanced persistent threats (APT) such as this one in all corners of the globe, with a goal of catching them just as they emerge and containing them before they spread,” said Sanjay Katkar, CTO, Quick Heal Technologies. “Our initial findings have taught us th...
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Sennheiser turns seventy, celebrates continued CC&O growth
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As nations across the globe remember the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II this week, the industry can celebrate another milestone—Germany-based Sennheiser’s 70th year in the marketplace. Take a listen to audio solution provider Sennheiser, which announced last week the anniversary and discussed its updated portfolio. Its call center and office segment, launched into the telecommunications space in 2011, is key to the company’s continued growth, according to Sennheiser, with year-over-year sales growth of 103 percent. “Sennheiser has decades of experience delivering high-end, i...
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VMware extends unified hybrid cloud platform
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The second day of VMworld 2015 brought three key VMware announcements: new solution EVO SDDC, updates to its unified hybrid cloud platform and previews of vSphere Integrated Containers and Photon Platform. VMware, Inc. announced today new features for its unified hybrid cloud platform, designed to enable customers to create a consistent environment across public and private cloud. "Digital business transformation is creating new opportunities and new risks across every industry," said Raghu Raghuram, executive vice president and general manager, Software-Defined Data Center Division, VMware...
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Cisco-sponsored study reveals second wave of cloud adoption
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It’s not over quite yet. Cloud is expected to continue to drive revenue for technology pros in a second wave of cloud adoption, according to findings from a Cisco-sponsored global study.  Cisco released earlier this week “Don’t Get Left Behind: The Business Benefits of Achieving Greater Cloud Adoption,”an InfoBrief developed by IDC and based on primary market research with executives in 3,400 companies in 17 countries. “As we talk with customers interested in moving to the second wave of cloud, they are far more focused on private and hybrid cloud—primarily because they realize that pri...
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Myth busters: Debunking the myths of DaaS and its providers
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Attend "Myth busters: Debunking the myths of DaaS and its providers,"  and you'll be able to definitively say, "I ain't afraid of no DaaS." Companies worldwide have deployed Desktop-as-a-Service, supporting employees with a simple, secure and highly-accessible workspace solution.  Though it's a simple way to enhance productivity for employees, confusion still surrounds DaaS, especially surrounding what it includes, how it's deployed, and how MSPs, VARS and telecos can add DaaS to their product line as a very profitable part of their business.  SMB Nation will present "Myth Bu...
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SECaaS provider MDS takes home honor at ASCII Boston Success Summit
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Founded just two years ago, My Digital Shield doesn't take baby steps, but rather leaps and bounds with its Security-as-a-Service solutions for small businesses. MDS announced yesterday it was voted and awarded “Best New Product” at the ASCII Success Summit in Boston, Mass., recognizing the innovation and affordability of MDS’ cybersecurity solution. “We are honored to have been selected by ASCII Boston attendees as the ‘Best New Product’ award recipient,” said Andrew Bagrin, founder and CEO of My Digital Shield. “We are thrilled to have the ongoing support from our partners and the channe...
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IBM extends Blue Box Cloud availability
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Private, OpenStack-based clouds received a boost yesterday from IBM, which announced Blue Blox Cloud is now available in global IBM cloud data centers running SoftLayer infrastructure.  Blue Box, a private-cloud-as-a-service solution acquired in June, is now fully integrated into its OpenStack portfolio as an open-source private cloud and demonstrates IBM’s ongoing support of OpenStack. “I’ve been impressed by the way the IBM and Blue Box engineering teams have collaborated to quickly bring Blue Box Cloud to a worldwide infrastructure platform,” said Jesse Proudman, CTO at Blue Box, an ...
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